This is a very belated post - this is actually from my vacation from some time ago, but I wasn't very good at keeping up the blog there for a bit - too much other stuff to keep up with! But I still wanted to share it with you because I think it's awesome! So, why would any sane (oh, wait -- scratch the sane part -- I forgot we were describing my behavior!), exhausted person go on vacation and get up at 4:30 in the morning? Voluntarily. Enthusiastically, even, if somewhat blearily. Here's why:
A person gets to see the most amazing and wonderful things getting out into the woods early in the morning. Little warblers waking up and flitting through the brush, sleepy bears rambling around, and the occasional sandhill crane...
I still haven't gotten to see them do their dance, but I did get to hear them making a huge racket a clearing or two away. They're amazingly loud. One of these days, I hope I'll have a chance to see the whole performance, but this was cool enough for me. :)
Seriously- it's worth getting up unreasonably early in the morning to see something like this.
Don't you think? And of course, if you've been quick enough on the draw, you may have found something else awesome. Just sayin'... :)